The Old Cistern
One of several large cisterns shown on a map of 1834. No potable water was ever found on Old Point Comfort, although one well was sunk to more than 900 feet. The garrison had to depend on cistern water and water brought in from wells on the mainland.
An interesting thing to me, was that there are hundreds of small pet grave markers along the ramparts where military personnel stationed at the fort were allowed to bury their pets. Some of the markers are very extravagant--must have been much loved pets!
As if walking along those ramparts wasn't enough, we finished our walk by walking down the seawall. This could be a beautiful walk in itself!
This is a great place to walk and we'll certainly be going back!
Wish you were here,
Sammy & PG